Shatter, wax, honeycomb, oil, crumble, sap, budder, pull-and-snap… these are some of the nicknames cannabis extracts have earned through their popularity, prevalence, and diversification. If you’ve heard any of those words before, they were likely used to describe BHO (butane hash oil), CO2 oil, or similar hydrocarbon extracts. This list of descriptive subcategories might lead […]

While research on the long-term health effects of marijuana use and Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC have only just begun, the cannabis plant itself has been thoroughly studied. The anatomy of the plant is well-known; the iconic five-leaf plant is easily recognizable in popular culture. The science of growing and processing the cannabis plant is also well […]

Dr. Vivek Murthy, the nation’s new surgeon general, says that marijuana “can be helpful” for some medical conditions, and wants science to dictate policy on the federally banned substance. “We have some preliminary data that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, that marijuana can be helpful,” Murthy said during a Wednesday interview on “CBS This […]

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A new neuroscience study debunks previous claims of a negative impact. Last year the mainstream media was quick to highlight a study from Northwestern University that implied there were structural changes in the brains of people who smoked marijuana, even occasionally. The dubious research was sponsored by groups biased against marijuana including the National Institute […]

With one year of legal adult use cannabis sales in Colorado and an additional four states and Washington D.C. voting to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, headlines have prompted increasingly bigger waves of investment in the semi-legal industry. By the presidential election of 2016, Arcview Market Research estimates 11 more states will have legalized […]

It was just announced by the Associated Press that Colorado will be the first state to fund cannabis research, in one of the largest state-funded efforts ever. But they are actually not the first state to do this, merely the first to offer grants to researchers for cannabis research. California has had the Center for […]

Scientific revelations are published almost daily in regard to the healing properties of the cannabis, but they aren’t always getting the attention that they so desperately deserve. Here are some of the latest cannabis studies that the mainstream media doesn’t want you to know: Marijuana Use Is Associated With Decreased Mortality In TBI Patients Traumatic […]

In what is believed to be the first study of its kind, researchers at the University of Colorado, Denver will study the genes of those with a kind of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome who have been treated with a strain of medical marijuana known as Charlotte’s Web. While anecdotal evidence suggests Charlotte’s Web can be […]

Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors are energy storage devices that can charge and discharge within seconds and have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Now scientists have figured out how to make supercapacitors from certain hemp fibers — and they can hold as much […]

GW Pharmaceuticals, a bio-pharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its cannabinoid product platform, announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted their product, Epidiolex, Fast Track designation in the treatment of Dravet syndrome, a rare and catastrophic treatment-resistant form of childhood epilepsy. FDA’s Fast Track program facilitates the […]

Developed by CDx Life, a California-based science and technology company, MyDx is a portable analyzer that will deliver a cannabis strain analysis revealing the abundance of cannabinoid properties such as THC and CBD. MyDx is a handheld device that attaches to your phone and works through a downloadable app designed to sync to iOS and Android smartphones. Once they […]

Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s second medical marijuana documentary, “Weed 2: Cannabis Madness”, focuses on the Wilsons, a family who recently moved from New Jersey to Colorado in pursuit of effective treatment for their daughter’s epilepsy. The Wilsons are an example of the many families who Dr. Gupta says are “trapped in the middle of the politics […]

In an effort to further understand how cannabis exerts its effects, Vanderbilt University researchers identify cannabinoid receptors in the part of the brain that regulates anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. Led by first author Teniel Ramikie, a graduate student in Patel’s lab, the researchers also showed for the first time how nerve cells in this […]

Marijuana has often been left behind as science moves forward with the study of botany, but much of that has changed with the passage of Amendment 64. Read Full Story on http://blogs.westword.com/latestword/2014/02/marijuana_cannabis_genome_research_initiative_colorado.php  

Synthetic cannabis, the designer drug branded as ”herbal incense” or a “herbal smoking blend,” is often sold in convenience stores and gas stations — and it’s nothing like cannabis.   Read Full Story On http://www.bustle.com/articles/13510-what-is-synthetic-weed-new-research-suggests-pseudo-drug-can-lead-to-death-and-illness    

Parents are flocking to Colorado to find “Charlotte’s Web,” a strain of marijuana named for 5-year-old Charlotte Figi, thought to treat debilitating seizure disorders. Read Full Story On http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/kids-seizure-charlotte-web-pot-treatment-article-1.1619066  

Researchers have reported that cannabis was able to pierce the RIV virus in monkeys. The RIV virus is almost identical to the HIV virus found in humans. Read Full Story on http://guardianlv.com    

Granddaddy Purple is an all-Indica marijuana strain, and is known worldwide for its many phenotypes that include Grape Ape, Grandaddy Grape Ape and Purple Erkel. Read Full Review with Pictures on http://www.theweedblog.com/granddaddy-purple-marijuana-strain/